Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Farewell Cotton

I will miss my dishwashing companion of nearly 13 years.  She usually sat on the washing machine next to the sink, leaned against my arm and purred while I washed dishes.

Good-bye, sweet girl.

105 comments:

  1. OH NO.... I am so very much sorry to hear of your great loss.

    Run Free and Fast in fields of Catnip Cotton.

    What a LONG and MEMORY FILLED life Cotton did have.

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss Jan. My thoughts are with you. Hugs.

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  3. Oh no. Oh Jan. I am so sorry. Oh dear. Awww Cotton. Hugs and purrs to all of you. Take care
    x

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  4. Oh, Jan...Oh, we're so, so sorry, more than we ever can say. We're sending soft purrs and our mom is sending hugs and universal Light.

    Peace to you.

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  5. Oh no! We are so very sorry and send you gentle comforting headbutts and purrs. Mum sends (((hugs)))

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  6. We are so very, very sorry to hear about dear Cotton. Words are never enough so we send you lots of hugs, purrs and love. Run free sweet one.

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  7. Jan,
    We are so sorry to hear about Cotton. She had a long, very well-loved life with you and the Funny Farmers. We are sending hugs from our pack.

    River & mom

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  8. Oh no! We are so sorry to hear about Cotton!

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  9. I am so sorry! Cotton was an awesome kitty. :-(

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  10. We are were so sadden when we saw the title of your post and then read where Cotton left for the Bridge. We were unaware that she had been ill and we were caught very off guard at her departure. WE are purring for you Jan and we understand your sadness. Too much. We will miss Cotton and we are truly sorry.

    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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  11. Cotton will certainly be missed, she was a sweet and beautiful tortie.
    I posted your beautiful grafik on the Cat Blogosphere.
    I am sending lots of purrs and purrayers.
    Love,
    KC

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  12. Oh Jan!! We are so sorry to hear about Cotton! You are all in our thoughts and we are sending lots of purrs and hugs!!
    Your TX furiends,

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  13. We are so very sorry to hear that Cotton has gone to the Bridge. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts.

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  14. Oh no, Jan! This seems so sudden! We didn't know that Cotton had a problem. We're so very sorry. The memories will always be in your heart and won't ever leave you.

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  15. We're so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you, and we're send lots of purrs in this difficult time.

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  16. Run free, sweet Cotton! Thirteen years with your family - such a long time. We know that you will be dearly missed. Many purrs to the whole family from all of us.
    Siena & Chilli

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  17. So very sorry for your loss. Love, purrs and hugs

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  18. Oh Jan, we are so sorry to hear of Cotton's passing. We are thinking of you, and sending many purrs and prayers of comfort. And hugs, too.

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  19. We are so sorry that Cotton has crossed over. Our hugs and purrs and purrayers are coming to you from all of us.

    Luf, Us and Maw

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  20. So very sorry to hear this. Soft woos and gentle hugs to you from us.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara,and Lightning and Mom

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  21. I came over as soon as I heard about Cotton. I am so so very sorry that she had gone to the bridge. Had she been ill? I know your heart is breaking and the tears are there along with all of her dear friends. Please know that you are in my thoughts and purrs. Had she gotten sick? I was in shock when I saw this. The heart is heavy, as yours is. She is a sweetie and will be missed by all of her friends and family.

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  22. Jan, I am so sorry to hear about Cotton, your sweet little dishwashing companion. Sending you warm, healing thoughts. xo

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  23. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of sweet Cotton. (((hugs))) and gentle purrs.

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  24. We are so very sorry to hear that Cotton had to leave you all behind {{{hugs + purrs}}}

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  25. Sorry Cotton has khrossed

    Please give Jan some special purrs and SNOOFS from us

    HugzKhysses
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: Of khourse, this means The Sibes 'there' have some new khtty to chase!

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  26. We are so very sorry to read about Cotton. Soft purrs and (((hugs))) from all of us.

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  27. We are so very sorry to read about Cotton. Soft purrs and (((hugs))) from all of us.

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  28. I am so sad to know about Cotton.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Take care
    Lorenza

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  29. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. She had a great life.

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  30. We're sorry that Cotton has left for the Bridge. We're sending your purrs, prayers and hugs at this sad time.


    The Florida Furkids and Lexi

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  31. Jan, our thoughts and purrayers are for you and all Cotton's siblings.
    Cotton will be greeted by a lot of other blogger cats, which is kinda sad, but on the other hand, will be in a beautiful happy place waiting for us all.
    (((warm hugs)))
    brandi
    and Carol

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  32. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your sweet fur baby. Sending you many purrs.

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  33. Oh we are so, so sad to hear about the passing of Cotton. We send you our gentlest purrs Jan and you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Clooney will always remember Miss Cotton fondly, their motorcycle ride, ham picnic and the adventures they had together.

    Be Well Sweet Cotton

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  34. We are here to offer our comforting purrs. We are so sad to hear about Cotton running off to The Bridge.

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  35. So sorry to hear about your dishwashing companion. Sending purrs and pawsitive thoughts your way. xoxoxox

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  36. We so sorry to hear that Cotton has run off to the Bridge. Sending purrs your way.

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  37. Ohhhhhh =(
    My heart is breaking for you, Jan. It's just SOOOOO hard to lose such a wonderful friend.

    {{{hugs}}}

    Marilynn, Grace & Company

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  38. Oh no ... That's just terrible news . We are so sorry for your loss.
    DMM

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  39. Sending purrs and condolences from all of us at Purrchance To Dream

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  40. Oh noes! We are sooo furry sorry to hear this news. We're sending love, hugs, purrs & purrayers to you all.

    RIP Cotton...until we meet at the Bridge.

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  41. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of sweet Cotton. I know she's watching over you from the bridge and purring.

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  42. We are so sorry that Cotton has left you. We send gentle headbumps and comforting purrs to all.

    Run free at the Bridge, beautiful Cotton ...

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  43. Cotton ~ we loved you, we'll miss you ... to all your furry siblings we send our purrs ... to your wonderful Mom, we send love and a gentle hug.

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  44. We are so sorry to hear that your sweet Cotton has gone to Rainbow Bridge.
    We send gentle head butts and lots of love to you Jan and all your furries.
    Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  45. Jan, our sincere condolances over the loss of your precious sweetheart, Cotton...Wishing you and your family peace and comfort at this sad time...Love never dies and in that way, darling Cotton will never leave you, always living in your heart...big hugs...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

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  46. Jan - we are all so very sorry. Purrs of comfort to you.
    (((hugs)))

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  47. Oh Jan we sure are sad to here that Cotton had to go to the bridge. It is so hard to lose a furry friend. Sending lots of purrs and prayers.

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  48. Oh Jan and Funny Farmers, we are so very sorry to hear that Cotton went to the Rainbow Bridge. Purrs of sympathy at this very sad time.

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  49. Jan we have only just seen this and we are so very sorry . Sending love, purrs and hugs and hope they help a little. Hugs GJ xx

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  50. What a dear friend Cotton was! We are sad to hear that another one of our blogging friends is experiencing a loss, as we are still healing from ours.
    Shaggy says Scooby has told him the Bridge is warm and sunny, with lush green grass and butterflies to chase. And friends there! Oh so many friends to play with and nap with. (((hugs))) to you Jan.

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  51. Oh Jan, I am so sorry to hear of Cotton's passing. Please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Godspeed Cotton, you will be missed.

    Puddles

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  52. We are so sorry to hear the sad news about your beloved Cotton, and send you comforting vibes and purrayers for your loss.

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  53. Oh Jan - we are so sorry that Cotton ran for the Bridge. we are sending purrs.....

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  54. oh, noes! we's sorry to hear that cotton has runned off to the bridge. we hopes all 13 years of good memories will sustain you while you are sad. *headbumps*

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  55. So sorry to hear that you've lost your sweet Cotton. Our deepest sympathy,
    Tommie and Maggie

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  56. We're so sorry to hear that Miss Cotton ran off to the Bridge. She watches over you now, happy and healthy, but missing you until you arrive.

    Sending our comforting purrs & hugs,
    Finnegan, Buddy & Princess Jazzy

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  57. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Cotton was beautiful.

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  58. We are so very sorry to learn Cotton had to leave. She sure was a beauty. Sending purrs and gentle hugs.
    ~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

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  59. We are still computer less but we check in here and ther and saw this. Sending lots of healing light to you and yorus inthe loss of sweet Cotton.

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  60. May the memories of love outweigh the grief of loss.

    purrs & prayers,
    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders

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  61. I am so sorry to hear cotton has left for the Bridge. I know you loved her and will miss her greatly!

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  62. Oh noes!! We are very sorry to hear about sweet Tortie Cotton.
    We send you comforting purrs as we know how much you will miss her.
    Hugs Mama Jan!!!!!


    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure and JJ
    and mom Nancy

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  63. So sorry. Sending comforting purrrrrss to you all.

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  64. We're so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace at the Rainbow Bridge, dear Cotton.

    Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

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  65. I’m so sorry Jan :( You will miss her very much, I know xx

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  66. We are so furry Sorry you lost your Beautiful Cotton~
    We know you love her furry much.

    Soft Kitty Kissez to All
    ♥♥xoxoxo♥♥

    Purrayerz fur Safe Journey Cotton ~

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  67. Oh, I'm so very sorry to hear abouts Cotton. I know she was Most Loved and will be so missed. I betcha anything my kitteh brudder Cap'n Ripley was there to welcome her and show her around. I hope someday soon your tears turn to smiles whenever you think about her.

    Gentle wiggles & wags,
    Mayzie

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  68. We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved girl, Cotton. We know you and her furry friends will miss her dearly. Gentle hugs and soft purrs to you all. Run free, sweet Cotton!

    Thank you so much for your comment on Taffy's gotcha day. We appreciate it so very much.

    Laura & Taffy

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  69. We are very sorry to hear that Cotton crossed the bridge today. Please know our comforting purrs are being sent to you during this time.

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  70. I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you.

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  71. I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of Cotton. We are sending you all our strength and prayers to help you through this painful time. Run free sweet Cotton!

    Pip & family

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  72. RIOP, Cotton. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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  73. Mom and I came over from Puddles' blog to tell you how sorry we are to read about Cotton.
    Hugs madi and mom

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  74. I am very sorry for your loss Jan and family. xxx

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  75. we are so very sorry to hear about cotton's passing. our purrs are with you!

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  76. We are so very sorry to hear the sad news about Cotton. We are sending you comforting hugs and purrs.

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  77. Oh Jan!
    We has been too busy to visit and even read blogs and we only today started to catch up! We just readed the sad news.
    If my hug was strong enough to take away your pain, I would start now and never stop.
    Kisses
    nellie and Mommy

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  78. Hi Jan, I just heard about Cotton and got leaky eyes reading what you wrote about her being your dishwashing companion. I am very sorry for your loss. :( Sending lots of love and comforting purrs your way xo

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  79. I just read the loss of your beautiful girl Cotton on Khyra's blog. I am so deeply sorry. Thirteen years is such a wonderfully long time, but not long enough, I know. My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Sending you prayers and thoughts of comfort during this difficult time.

    K and Suka

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  80. Run free Cotton!

    You gave Cotton a wonderful 13 years Jan. Such a special home she had.

    Mom and I send you lots of hugs. It is always hardest for those of us left behind when one we love crosses the Rainbow Bridge.

    Our love to you,
    Mom and Roo

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  81. I am so sorry to hear the news, Jan. My prayers to you and blessings to dear, sweet Cotton.

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  82. Oh no dear Jan, I'm so sowwy to hear that! Mine Mummy wants to say thank you to you for your sweet email and for thinking about us.
    I'm so sad for your woss. May Cotton fwy with angel wings now.

    Purrs to you and your famiwy!

    PURRRRRRRRRRRR

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  83. We were sorry to read about the passing of Cotton on the Moxie's blog. She was a beautiful kitty.

    Sending you gentle hugs across the miles...

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle

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  84. I am so sorry to read about your loss. Cotton was beautiful and is running free now.

    Anne and Sasha

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  85. Oh Jan, I am so sorry to hear about Cotton. Such a pretty one she was. I was going to say my purrs, but I don't purr. I do say my hugs and prayers are with you as I know what you are going through. There are so many sweet fur babies passing lately. Seems like sort of an epidemic or because the catblogosphere has gotten so large it just seems like it. So many great cat bloggers out there now. God Bless Jan.

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  86. We heard about Cotton from our friend Khyra and we wanted to let you know how sorry we are. Our thoughts and purrs are with you.

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  87. Oh, I am so sorry to come here and read that sweet Cotton has crossed the Bridge. Thinking of you and remembering you in prayer. Hugs

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  88. I am so sorry. It's really tough to lose a furry that you have lived with for so long. Hugs from me and comforting purrs from Herman, Spyro and Oja.

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  89. Oh I am so sorry to hear about Cotton.
    I know she was loved so much, and you gave her such a happy home.
    It is so hard to say good bye.
    Blogville is circling around you in love- and that means I am too,
    love
    tweedles

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  90. Jan and Funny Farmers, we are so sad to learn of Cotton's passing. She was a sweet old gal and must have been a very good pal to have around when doing the dishes. We send you all much love and many purrs

    Oliver, Mungo, Gerry and The Ape xx

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  91. Jan and Funny Farmers, we are so sad to learn of Cotton's passing. She was a sweet old gal and must have been a very good pal to have around when doing the dishes. We send you all much love and many purrs

    Oliver, Mungo, Gerry and The Ape xx

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  92. Jan I was so sorry to hear about Cotton. I guess we will all meet our fur friends again someday in the future. RIP Cotton you were well loved. I love the website it's looking great. Love to you all.

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  93. How sad. Sending kitty kisses. Know my dog is probably taking care of her now xo

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  94. So Sorry to hear about Cotton!! Run free, sweet girl - Big slobbers from Down Under for you & all the Funny Farmers

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  95. Jan, I am so sorry to hear that Cotton has crossed the Bridge! Sending you puppy kisses from Tyler Small Paws and hugs from me.

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  96. We are very sorry for your loss.

    Licks,
    Ruthie

    Pee.s. if you would like to write a column for the paper you can peemail us at k9katastrophie@gmail.com

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  97. We're very sorry for your loss Jan...sending gentle purrs and headbutts to you and the rest of the Funny Farmers,


    (((hugs)))

    Tasha & Buddy & Karen (Mum)

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  98. Cotton, such a sweet baby! We just heard the sad news and send our hugs, prayers and comfort to you, Jan and the rest of the furries. We're so sorry for your loss.

    Tom, Mom Julie, Tinker, Mitty & Anastasia

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  99. So sorry to hear about Cotton. It's nice to have a companion when you're doing chores.

    Run free, Cotton, and enjoy the butterflies over the Bridge.

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  100. We really need to get Dog Dad to read blogs more often. We feel like such bafoons. We know that Cotton and Deacon are playing together as Deacon loved cats and dogs. May the lord help see you through your pain. Know you have friends in cyberpaw space.

    Essex & Sherman

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  101. oh mom jan, we are so 'barassed that we did not know this sooner. our the mom has been just terrible at the blog thing lately and working weeks on end, and,well, there is just no excuse we are so very very sorry that cotton ran off to the bridge.

    cotton we knows that you are happy at the bridge and we knows that you are watching ofur all the funny farmers. we will miss you- but we will meet one day at the bridge

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  102. So sorry for your loss Jan, it is hard to lose a special friend.

    Hugs
    Julie and Poppy q
    xxx

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